Location: Des Plaines, IL Category: Adjunct Faculty Posted On: Mon Mar 13 2023 Job Description:
CNB 107 Botany and Cultivation of Cannabis
Laboratory course focuses on the anatomical and biological aspects of the cannabis plant. Students will work with the cannabis plant or a substitute plant. Content includes seed to harvest cannabis growth cycle, plant health, agricultural cultivation techniques, state regulations of industry standards, and structural and physiological aspects of cannabis including terpenes, cannabinoids, and the pharmacokinetics of cannabis.
Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE) basis. For most courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class, such as grading papers for Composition classes or teaching a class with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences); in those cases, the LHE represents a figure higher than the credit hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere. Those rates for the 2022-23 academic year are $1173/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1243/LHE for faculty with doctorates
Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.
Oakton especially values candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment. Cultural competence integrates and transforms knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of services.
Applicants should be current and skilled in their use of evolving technologies, active in promoting critical thinking, and committed to challenging our students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and capable global citizens. Oakton seeks enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College expects faculty to be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and engage in institutional and departmental service.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Construct a course syllabus for each course assigned, consistent with the generic course syllabus, stipulating course objectives, content and grading criteria.
Prepare course presentations and instructional materials using active learning methods and a variety of instructional strategies, deliver instruction to students with those presentations and materials at each class session delivered in person on campus or online.
Meet with courses and laboratories at scheduled times.
Instruct, advise, consult with and evaluate the performance of enrolled students.
Maintain clear records on student performance involved with the evaluation and grading of student performance.
Participate in department meetings and comply with department decisions regarding instructional matters.
Participate in department and institutional assessments of student learning and in department and institutional surveys.
Comply with institutional procedures.
Attend and participate in divisional meetings, committee, task force, and other institutional organization meetings, as assigned.
Schedule office hours with at least one office hour held weekly for every three credit hours taught.
Engage in professional development activities to maintain professional skills and currency in the profession and improve the quality of student learning.
Required: Bachelor's degree and minimum of 2000 hours of work experience in the cannabis field; must be 21 years or older and able to meet Illinois Department of Financial & Professional (IDFPR) requirements to acquire an Agent Card, which may include fingerprinting and criminal background check.
Preferred qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biology or related field; experience in greenhouse or warehouse cultivation of cannabis or other plants; experience delivering courses or webinars in an online format using a learning management system or web conferencing software
Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton College.
All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the course.
Please contact Matthew Robitaille at email@example.com if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.